Denver Post Auditorium Denver, Colorado

Faith in the Public Square

Thursday, Mar. 14 6:30 p.m.



All words that describe our current cultural, political, and media climate. 

In this polarized age, how does God call Christians to steward their voices and influence in public life?

How can we demonstrate our faith through acts of love, justice, and humility to a skeptical world?

Can we leverage tools like social media without being jerks on Twitter?

Join Denver Institute for Faith & Work and a panel of media and communications experts at the Denver Post Auditorium to explore the challenges of life and work in the public square.


Curious about Denver Institute events? Take a look at our photo album from our last event at the Denver Post Auditorium, “Media, Marketing, and Storytelling” in 2015.


Angela Evans

Boulder Weekly

Angela K. Evans is a senior editor at Boulder Weekly, where she writes news and feature stories about politics, immigration, public health and the environment. She focuses on humanizing the pressing issues of the day while giving voice to marginalized communities. She has received recognition for her work from the Society of Professional Journalists for her investigative/enterprise reporting on immigration and from the Association of Alternative Newsmedia for her music writing. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2015, she worked as a reporter and grant writer in Mammoth Lakes, California.

Linda Olson

City of Englewood

Linda has served as a City Council member for the city of Englewood since 2009 and assumed the role of mayor earlier this year. She is known for her collaborative leadership style and the relationships she has forged with the nonprofit and faith communities. In addition to her work as a civil servant, she serves as Executive Director of Learning Communities and Civic Engagement at the University of Denver and as Faculty Director of the school’s Pioneer Leadership Program. She has a PhD from the University of Denver, and an MEd and BA from the University of Minnesota.

Brian Gray

VP of Formation & Director of the 5280 Fellowship

Brian is the VP of Formation here at DIFW and also leads our 5280 Fellowship program. Prior to landing at DIFW, he served in pastoral ministry for thirteen years and at Denver Seminary for four years. His vocation includes moving ideas out into life through relationships and conversation – whether that applies to God, work, the Church, good beer, or Liverpool Football Club. He married way out of his league, and spends most of his free-time being parented by his two daughters.

Jeff Haanen


Jeff Haanen is a writer and entrepreneur. He founded Denver Institute for Faith & Work, a community of conveners, teachers and learners offering experiences and educational resources on the gospel, work, and community renewal. He is the author of An Uncommon Guide to Retirement: Finding God’s Purpose for the Next Season of Life and an upcoming two-book series on spiritual formation, vocation, and the working class for Intervarsity Press. He lives with his wife and four daughters in Denver and attends Wellspring Church in Englewood, Colorado.

Joanna Meyer

Director of Public Engagement Founder of Women, Work, & Calling

Joanna serves as Denver Institute’s Director of Public Engagement, hosts the Faith & Work Podcast, and founded Women, Work, & Calling, a national initiative that disciples women for godly influence in public life. Prior to coming to the Institute, Joanna worked in global telecom, nonprofit consulting, and campus ministry with Cru. She served as associate faculty at Denver Seminary and as a sewing instructor at Fancy Tiger Crafts. A third-generation Coloradan, Joanna appreciates both the state’s innovative culture and its cowboy roots. She has an MA in Social Entrepreneurship from Bakke Graduate University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She also completed a certificate of Women in Leadership through Cornell University. She is the author of Women, Work, & Calling: Step Into Your Place in God's World (IVP, Fall 2023) and is a contributor to the multi-author book, Women & Work: Bearing God’s Image and Joining in His Mission through our Work (B&H Publishing, Spring 2023).

Dustin Moody

Director of Communications

Dustin previously served as the director of communications for Denver Institute of Faith & Work, with prior communications and marketing experience at the University of Colorado Boulder and Wycliffe Bible Translators. He holds an M.A. in Communication from the University of Colorado Denver and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Florida. He and his family attend Storyline Church in Arvada.


General Admission

Thursday March 14 6:30 p.m.

$20 USD/Ticket



For high school, undergraduate, and graduate students

6:30 p.m.

$10 USD/Ticket

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